Two New Topics, Making a Difference and Women's Suffrage - and More!

25th January 2018
It's been a busy week! We've started two big new projects. Firstly, a brand new topic about Making A Difference. It is in its early stages yet, but if you click through you will find lots of ideas to brainstorm with the kids and you will see some of our first activities, for Reaching Out, Being Kind and Rewarding Kindness, in the list of What's New below. 
Secondly, because 6th February marks an important date in the UK - 100 years since women the right to vote for the first time - we've started a section on Women's Suffrage, In addition to making up a variety of general activities we have taken a look at Emmeline Pankhurst and Millicent Fawcett, two very determined and remarkable women. We have aimed this section particularly at the UK for now.
And that's not all ... with Valentine's Day, the Winter Olympics and Chinese New Year all coming up, there's lots more to discover below!
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What's New at Activity Village ...
Our colouring quotes this week have a Valentine's Day theme
Our colouring quotes this week have a Valentine's Day theme
2 cheerful new designs of Valentine's Day posters and cards
2 cheerful new designs of Valentine's Day posters and cards
Topping up our Winter Olympics colouring pages!

This new collection of acrostic poem printables has the Olympics as their theme - and the Winter Olympics in particular. Winter Olympics Acrostic Poem Printables

New Winter Olympics acrostic poem printables
Making a difference by reaching out
Making a difference by reaching out
Making a difference by being kind
Making a difference by being kind
Making a difference by rewarding kindness
Making a difference by rewarding kindness
Try something new with these Chinese New Year character study worksheets!
Try something new with these Chinese New Year character study worksheets!
We've taken six of our favourite Chinese proverbs and prompted children to think about what they really mean with a series of questions on this set of 6 Chinese Proverb Worksheets
Interesting worksheets based on favourite Chinese proverbs
Launching a brand new history topic on Women's Suffrage
Launching a new history topic on Women's Suffrage
Learn about Emmeline Pankhurst and enjoy our collection of resources
Learn about Emmeline Pankhurst and enjoy our collection of resources
Learn about Millicent Fawcett - an extraordinary woman
Learn about Millicent Fawcett - an extraordinary woman
This Week's Guest Post
This week Han-son Lee from Daddilife suggests everything you might need to think about and assemble when you are getting ready for a big adventure with the kids.
Guest Post - Everything you need to get ready for a big adventure
Have You Seen?
Have you seen our happy greetings cards and posters for the days of the week?
Have you seen our happy greetings cards and posters for the days of the week?
A Little Something ...
“Once upon a time, there was a wise man who used to go to the ocean to do his writing. He had a habit of walking on the beach before he began his work.
One day, as he was walking along the shore, he looked down the beach and saw a human figure moving like a dancer. He smiled to himself at the thought of someone who would dance to the day, and so, he walked faster to catch up.
As he got closer, he noticed that the figure was that of a young man, and that what he was doing was not dancing at all. The young man was reaching down to the shore, picking up small objects, and throwing them into the ocean.
He came closer still and called out "Good morning! May I ask what it is that you are doing?"
The young man paused, looked up, and replied "Throwing starfish into the ocean."
"I must ask, then, why are you throwing starfish into the ocean?" asked the somewhat startled wise man.
To this, the young man replied, "The sun is up and the tide is going out. If I don't throw them in, they'll die."
Upon hearing this, the wise man commented, "But, young man, do you not realize that there are miles and miles of beach and there are starfish all along every mile? You can't possibly make a difference!"
At this, the young man bent down, picked up yet another starfish, and threw it into the ocean. As it met the water, he said, 

"It made a difference for that one.” 

Loren Eiseley
Coming Up Soon ...

25th January: Burns Night

26th January: Australia Day

2nd February: Groundhog Day

4th February: Superbowl

6th February: Waitangi Day (New Zealand Day)

6th February: Women's Suffrage Centenary, UK

7th February: Charles Dickens' Birthday

9th - 25th February: Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, South Korea

13th February: Pancake Day

13th February: Mardi Gras

14th February: Valentine's Day

15th February: National Flag of Canada Day

16th February: Chinese New Year (Year of the Dog)

19th February: Presidents' Day

22nd February: World Thinking Day

27th February: National Polar Bear Day

1st March: St David's Day

2nd March: Dr Seuss's Birthday

2nd March: Holi


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